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  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • 48% of car trips are less than three miles
  • Asheboro_Day2_Evening_Presentation

    1. 1. Sustainable Communities Building Blocks ProgramEPA Office of Sustainable Communities SUSTAINABLE DESIGN + DEVELOPMENTMay 22, 2012Alan Steinbeck, AICPRenaissance Planning Group
    2. 2. About the Sustainable CommunitiesBuilding Blocks Program• The Sustainable Communities Building Blocks Program seeks to provide quick, targeted technical assistance to communities using a variety of tools that have demonstrated results and widespread application.• This technical assistance will help selected local and/or tribal governments to implement development approaches that protect the environment, improve public health, create jobs, expand economic opportunity, and improve overall quality of life.Sustainable Communities Building Blocks Program
    3. 3. Sustainable Design + Development • Purpose of Tool: Help communities understand the key principles and decisions at the location, site, and building levels that can result in a more sustainable plan or development proposal. • Builds upon existing EPA publication, Smart Growth Guidelines for Sustainable Design and Developm Sustainable Communities Building Blocks Program
    4. 4. Site Selection and AssessmentSelecting a Smart Growth LocationStrengths and WeaknessesPrimary and Secondary IssuesSite-specific ExerciseIdentifying Appropriate Features andUsesDeveloping a Design Concept
    5. 5. Sustainable Development Assessment Helpful Harmful Three groups S Strengths W Weaknesses Identified and prioritized
    6. 6. • Momentum and interest SStrengths • Proactive and engaged city government • Protection and reuse of buildings • Historic architecture • Park and farmers market • Availability of parking • Safe downtown
    7. 7. WWeaknesses
    8. 8. • Lack of attractions for visitors WWeaknesses • Need for more shopping opportunities • Greater diversity of uses • Lack of connectivity • Lack of funds • Communication about development plans and initiatives
    9. 9. • Small city competitive advantage S Strengths • Critical mass of people power • Reputation for success in region • Strong state economy • Local economy – local funds OOpportunities • Expansive downtown footprint • Identify and leverage public funds
    10. 10. Ten Principles of Smart Growth • Foster distinctive, attractive communities with a strong sense of place. • Encourage community and stakeholder collaboration in development decisions. • Mix land uses. • Create a range of housing opportunities and choices. • Create walkable neighborhoods. • Strengthen and direct development towards existing communities. • Provide a variety of transportation choices. • Make development decisions predictable, fair, and cost effective. • Take advantage of compact building design. • Preserve open space, farmland, natural beauty, and critical environmental areas. Source: Smart Growth Network
    11. 11. Six Principles of Green Building • Conserve materials and resources • Protect and conserve water • Promote healthy indoor environments • Protect climate and ambient air quality while conserving energy resources • Protect ecosystems and enhance communities • Use environmentally preferable and safer building products and services Source: EPA Green Building Principles, Goals, and Recommended Practices
    12. 12. • Policies W • ProgramsWho What • Funding • Short • Medium • Long
    13. 13. Next StepsDocument Findings Drawings and Photographs 5-8 Page Report Issues Recommendations Action StepsSustainable Communities Building Blocks Program
    14. 14. Thank You!For more information:www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/buildingblocks.htmContact:Kevin Nelson, AICPSustainable Communities Building Blocks Program Managernelson.kevin@epa.gov202-566-2835Sustainable Communities Building Blocks Program

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